|Subject:||Re: [Tinycc-devel] License is too restrictive for real-world use.|
|Date:||Wed, 2 Mar 2016 08:38:45 +0000|
Yeah I get that, and look I purposely and deliberately disclosed my ambitions to write software for proprietary reasons. I am trying to do the right thing from a moral perspective, in all things. I'm the guy in the slow lane who won't go past the speed limit. That said, also think about that for a second: The truth is, it is kind of all too easy to just build the derivative, use it, and nobody would never really know because of I wouldn't tell anyone. But I won't do that, there is actually a line I won't cross. But I wager sir that line has been crossed more times than you realize with tinycc. So you talk about lgpl keeping people honest, and I do see the intent of that, but really it kind of just shuts more honest people out who also want to code for their development plans. Well I hope that makes so kind of sense. I know you are familiar with the arguement that the less restrictive the license the more people would use it. I am not going to sell that line, but keep one thing in mind: I evaluate software all of the time and can barely remember much less count on one hand all of the lpgl licensed portions I ran into. It's non-viable, sorry. I love playing around with toys and trying to make them better. It beats sudoku. But I am not going to surreptitiously steal the software but on the cooperative flip side of that coin, I don't want to release my code, either.
From: tinycc-devel-bounces+address@hidden <tinycc-devel-bounces+address@hidden> on behalf of Austin English <address@hidden>
Sent: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 12:25 AM
Subject: Re: [Tinycc-devel] License is too restrictive for real-world use.
The counterargument is that if they want to be able to lock down their code while getting the benefits of free software, developers should be able to prevent that. (L)GPL provides a mechanism.No one is forcing the code to be used. Make your own implementation, or if the code is important enough to use, accept its license. It's free with conditions, if the conditions aren't acceptable, don't take the gift ;)
On Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 2:00 AM, John B <address@hidden> wrote:
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